[At-Large] privacy, was Impressions from the Whois-Review
karl at cavebear.com
Mon Jan 31 22:48:15 UTC 2011
On 01/31/2011 01:12 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
> Why I agree the WHOIS needs to be accurate and may be non-obfuscated
There is a completely lawful domain name business model in which there
is *no* record made of who acquired a domain name.
Rather control is vested into a digital certificate - much like a bearer
bond - which can be issued without capturing identity and transferred
entirely without knowledge of the registry (a non-repudiation database
of transfers can be maintained by a third party.)
At least one of the 40 applicants of year 2000 - who are still waiting
for ICANN - used such a model.
I do find it amusing that on one hand many of us whine when government
bodies or industrial groups insist that ICANN create thus-and-so policy
yet at the same time we say that it's just fine for us to insist that
ICANN create this-and-that policy.
Impositions on lawful activities are impositions on lawful activity
whether those impositions are advocated by governments, industrial
actors, or ICANN's so-called "at large advisory" groups.
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